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Looking for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Service Providers? There’s an App for That.

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Little is more powerful than taking action to find or help someone else find services for his/her health. Last year on World AIDS Day, people conducted  over 60,000 searches, 30% of which were mobile, on the HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Provider Locator to help connect people to services offering testing, treatment and care. Originally launched…

Alcohol and Liver Health, Resources for Veterans and the Public

VA Hepatitis Page

Editor’s note: Today we feature a post from colleagues at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), one of the federal partners working to implement the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. The Plan includes several actions related to educating healthcare providers and persons living with viral hepatitis about the…

Making the New Media Declaration a Reality

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AIDS.gov New Media Declaration

“We call upon the HIV Community to declare that new media and emerging technologies are critical to help us connect, create, listen, learn and engage as we move towards and AIDS-free generation.” – New Media Declaration This declaration was first made with more than 200 individuals at AIDS 2012 during our satellite session, “The State…

New Resource Highlights Innovations in Oral Health Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS

Ronald Valdiserri

I would like to call your attention to an excellent new resource that can help advance our efforts to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV: “Innovations in Oral Health Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS ,” a special supplement to Public Health Reports (the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service). This…

Building Public Engagement Using “Twitter Townhalls”

Stop Bullying Town Hall

Editor’s note: At AIDS.gov we dedicate time each week to listening and learning from our colleagues in the social media world. We are always looking to improve our use of Twitter given that we update our Twitter feed more than any of our other social media spaces.  Our colleagues regularly host Twitter Chats (PDF) and Townhalls…

National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) – Monday (October 15)

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Mayra E. Alvarez

Between September 15 and October 15, we remember and honor the great contributions and legacy of Latino Americans to this country. Their contributions are part of the fabric that makes up the rich diversity of this nation. But being a Latino in the United States also brings challenges in health and health care, including the…

Peace Corps Volunteers Know: Access to Safe Water + Handwashing = Lives Saved

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Editor’s Note: According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 85% of Americans age 18 and older own a cell phone and nearly half (45%) of all Americans now own smartphones. That means we’re holding mobile devices in our hands—and often up to our faces and mouths—for a good portion of our day. It’s…

AIDS.gov Observes National Latino AIDS Awareness Day: Fostering Communication and Using New Media throughout the Years

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As we approach National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), I am reminded of work I began in 1991 when I worked full-time with the National Council of La Raza to develop technical assistance for HIV programs serving Latinos. The impact of HIV on Latinos was profound in the early 1990s. In 1990, according to CDC,…